Daily digest: Ferguson unrest, a lucky grandpa and Charlie Sheen

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. Ferguson unrest continues

Police said early Tuesday "not a single bullet was fired by officers" in Ferguson, Mo., after another night of protests.

Demonstrations, mostly peaceful but with spasms of violence by smaller groups, have flared since Michael Brown, 18, was shot deadt while walking down a residential street on Aug. 9.

State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, briefing reporters on Monday's night's violence, said four officers had been injured, and 31 people were arrested.

Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., August 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Click here for more photos from the protests in Ferguson, Mo.


2. Johnny Football flips the bird

Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel hit the field against the Washington Redskins last night, and the enigmatic 2014 draft pick made a statement.

Manziel was 7-for-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown against the ‘Skins in his limited time on the field. He posted a 76.3 passer rating on the night and was also sacked three times.

Nice OVO tat, by the way. We're sure Drake loves it.


3. Charlie Sheen puts a rich twist on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Charlie Sheen is a very rich man and he showed off by dumping a bucket of money on himself.

The former Two and a Half Men star threw $10,000 in bills over his head for his part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in which stars nominate each other for a cold shower to bring in money and raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as motor neurone disease.

"Oh wait, that's not ice. That's $10,000 in cash which I am donating to the ALS Foundation because let's face it, ice is gonna melt and this money is actually going to help people," Sheen exclaims in the video.


4. Lucky Grandpa

John Pirie’s 35-year-old weekly ritual paid off big time when he won Saturday’s $10.4-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.

"On the way to work at 5 p.m. every Sunday night I stop at the gas station to check my tickets," he said Monday in Toronto, where he picked up his prize. "I had five tickets. I was down to my last one and I scanned it in the self-checker."

The father of six and grandfather of seven from Peterborough, Ont., hasn’t decided what he’s going to do with the money.


5. Parental punishment goes high tech

Parental punishments have officially gone digital with intense parental control apps, such as Ignore No More.

If parents feel their children are ignoring their phone calls or texts, they can remotely lock down their kids' phones using the Google Android app. When the phone is locked down, the kids have to call their parents to get an unlock code.

If a kid tries to tamper with the app, the phone will lock down and send an e-mail to the parent about his or her actions.

Would you use it?

- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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